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Werth led off the game with a walk and Harper, coming off the first multi-homer game of his career, crushed his third home run in his last five at-bats (and 15th on the season) into the Nationals’ bullpen in right field.

It was a two-run lead they’d never relinquish, only pad. Werth homered in the fifth, his first since breaking his left wrist on May 6, and, along with Flores and Adam LaRoche, the four combined to drive in all eight of the Nationals’ runs.

“(Jackson‘s) one of our best guys,” Harper said. “And he’s got that mentality to go out there and win every single game. He’s a fiery competitor so having him really show his stuff tonight really helped us out.”